Canyon Loop Trail Improvement Project

Updated: October 16, 2020

Construction Period: spring 2021- summer 2021

Cost: Design $50,000 / Construction $485,000

Funding Source: Quimby, Park Development, Habitat Conservation Grant, Measure A, and Measure W

Documents:

Written comments regarding the proposed IS/MND must be submitted to the City prior to 5:30 p.m. on November 16, 2020. See NOI for comment submission or project information.

Project Background

The Canyon Loop Trail is located in the central portion of the Summitridge Park trail system with Ridge Route to the north and Grand View Route to the south. 

The trail is currently unpaved with two existing benches located along the eastern end of the North Canyon Loop and one bench on the eastern end of the South Canyon Loop. 

Proposed improvements include the following: 

  • The existing trail along most of the South Canyon Loop would be widened to approximately five feet and remain a natural, unpaved surface;
  • Gabion retaining walls would be provided in five areas along the South Canyon Loop to stabilize soils and reduce erosion;
  • Stairs with handrails and cobblestone swales would be provided in six areas along the South Canyon Loop to facilitate ease of access and safety and improve drainage;
  • Six drainage crossings are proposed along the South Canyon Loop to improve drainage and reduce erosion;
  • Two shade structures with benches and trash receptacles would be provided along the South Canyon Loop and one shade structure with benches and trash receptacles would be provided along the North Canyon Loop at identified view points;
  • Lodge pole fences with “Trail Closed” signs mounted on the fences would be installed in five areas along the South Canyon Loop to restrict trail users from entering informal trail areas off the existing Canyon Loop trail;
  • A perforated bench is proposed on the west end of the South Canyon Loop;
  • A wayfinding sign would be installed on the eastern and western end of the Canyon Loop Trail;
  • Interpretive signage in various locations that promote awareness of the presence of sensitive biological habitat and species (including the coastal California gnatcatcher and cactus wren), and indicate that the trail was implemented in a manner to minimize impacts to biological resources

Questions

Contact the Ryan Wright, Parks and Recreation Department at (909) 839-7061